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Season 1982-1983

Half-Time scores in brackets where known

Cambridge United (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 28th August 1982
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 7
Venue: Abbey Stadium
Attendance: 8,124
Referee: Howard Taylor (Oadby)
Cambridge United Webster, Donaldson, Murray, Smith, Fallon, Reilly, Cartwright, Spriggs (O'Neill), Mayo, Streete, Nicholls
   Manager John Docherty
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Mike Nutton, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Gary Chivers, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Clive Walker (12 Paul Canoville), 8 John Bumstead, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Bryan Robson, 11 Mike Fillery
   Scorer Robson 87
   Debut Players Bryan Robson
   Manager John Neal

Chelsea (0) 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers (0) 0

Date: Tuesday, 31st August 1982
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 2
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 14,192
Referee: Mike J Taylor (Walmer)
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Mike Nutton, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Gary Chivers, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Clive Walker, 8 John Bumstead, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Bryan Robson, 11 Mike Fillery
   Sub Not Used 12 Paul Canoville
   Manager John Neal
Wolverhampton Wanderers Burridge, Humphrey, Wintersgill (Smith), Palmer, Pender, Coy, Daniel, Clarke, Liverstone, Eves, Matthews
   Manager Graham Hawkins

Chelsea (0) 1 Leicester City (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 4th September 1982
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 5
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 14,127
Referee: David Axcell (Southend)
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Mike Nutton, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Gary Chivers, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Tony McAndrew, 8 John Bumstead, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Bryan Robson, 11 Mike Fillery
   Scorer Droy 50
   Sub Not Used 12 Paul Canoville
   Debut Players Tony McAndrew
   Manager John Neal
Leicester City Wallington, Ramsey (Lynex), Friar, MacDonald, May, O'Neill, Kelly, Lineker, A Smith, Melrose, R Smith
   Scorer Lineker 85
   Manager Gordon Milne

Derby County (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 8th September 1982
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 11
Venue: Baseball Ground
Attendance: 8,075
Referee: Peter Tyldesley
Derby County Banovic, Barton (Emson 45), Buckley, Skivington, Foster, McAlle, Brolly, Attley, Hill, Swindlehurst, Dalziel
   Scorer Buckley 50 (Pen)
   Manager Johnny Newman
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Mike Nutton, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Gary Chivers, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Colin Pates (12 Paul Canoville 67), 7 Tony McAndrew, 8 John Bumstead, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Bryan Robson, 11 Mike Fillery
   Manager John Neal

Newcastle United (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 11th September 1982
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 11
Venue: St James' Park
Attendance: 29,084
Referee: David Scott (Burnley)
Newcastle United Hardwick, Craggs, Saunders, Martin, Clarke, Haddock, Keegan, Channon, Varadi, Wharton, Waddle (Bell)
   Scorer Clarke 47
   Manager Arthur Cox
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Mike Nutton, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Gary Chivers, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Tony McAndrew, 7 Paul Canoville, 8 John Bumstead, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Bryan Robson (12 Phil Driver), 11 Mike Fillery
   Scorer Lee 23
   Booked Droy
   Manager John Neal

Chelsea (1) 2 Oldham Athletic (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 18th September 1982
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 7
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 10,263
Referee: Lester C Shapter (Torquay)
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Mike Nutton, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Gary Chivers, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Tony McAndrew, 7 Paul Canoville (12 Bryan Robson), 8 John Bumstead, 9 Colin Lee, 10 David Speedie, 11 Mike Fillery
   Scorers Speedie 37, Speedie 68
   Debut Players David Speedie
   Manager John Neal
Oldham Athletic Goram, Sinclair, Ryan, Keegan, Clements, Futcher, McDonough (Hoolickin), Atkinson, Steel, Bowden, Palmer
   Manager Joe Royle

Sheffield Wednesday (1) 3 Chelsea (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 25th September 1982
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 9
Venue: Hillsborough
Attendance: 18,833
Referee: RA Banks (Manchester)
Sheffield Wednesday Bolder, Sterland, Bailey, Smith, Lyons, Shelton, Megson, Taylor, Bannister, Owen, Pearson
   Scorers Shelton 12, Bannister 67 (Pen), Smith 79
   Manager Jack Charlton
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Mike Nutton, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Gary Chivers, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Tony McAndrew, 7 Paul Canoville (12 Bryan Robson), 8 John Bumstead, 9 Colin Lee, 10 David Speedie, 11 Mike Fillery
   Scorers Fillery 86 (Pen), Lee 88
   Manager John Neal

Chelsea (2) 5 Grimsby Town (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 2nd October 1982
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 7
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 10,019
Referee: Alan Robinson (Portsmouth)
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Colin Lee, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Gary Chivers, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Tony McAndrew, 7 Paul Canoville, 8 John Bumstead, 9 Clive Walker, 10 David Speedie, 11 Mike Fillery
   Scorers Fillery 10, Speedie 26, Droy 53, Bumstead 54, Speedie 88
   Sub Not Used 12 Bryan Robson
   Manager John Neal
Grimsby Town Batch, D Moore (Kilmore 18), Crombie, Waters, Cooper, K Moore, Cumming, Whymark, Drinkell, Bonnyman, Speight
   Scorers Drinkell 18, Cumming 51
   Manager David Booth

Chelsea (3) 3 Tranmere Rovers (1) 1

Date: Wednesday, 6th October 1982
Competition: Milk Cup Round 2 (First Leg)
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 7,982
Referee: Keren P Barratt (Coventry)
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Colin Lee (12 Phil Driver), 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Gary Chivers, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Tony McAndrew, 7 Paul Canoville, 8 John Bumstead, 9 Clive Walker, 10 David Speedie, 11 Mike Fillery
   Scorers Speedie 6, Fillery 15 (Pen), Speedie 39
   Manager John Neal
Tranmere Rovers Endersby, Burgess, Aspinall, Mathias, Hamilton, Williams, Powell (McGuire), Ferguson, Kerr, Brown, Griffiths
   Scorer Brown 45
   Manager Bryan Hamilton

Chelsea (0) 0 Leeds United (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 9th October 1982
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 8
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 25,358
Referee: Trevor D Spencer (Salisbury)
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Tony McAndrew, 7 Paul Canoville, 8 John Bumstead, 9 Clive Walker (12 Bryan Robson), 10 David Speedie, 11 Mike Fillery
   Manager John Neal
Leeds United Lukic, Cherry, E Gray, Burns, Hart, Thomas, Hird, Butterworth, Worthington, F Gray, Graham
   Manager Eddie Gray

Blackburn Rovers (1) 3 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 16th October 1982
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 10
Venue: Ewood Park
Attendance: 6,062
Referee: John Lovatt (Crewe)
Blackburn Rovers Gennoe, Branagan, Rathbone, Randell, Barton (Hamilton), Fazackerley, Miller, Lowey, Stonehouse, Garner, Brotherston
   Scorers Garner 40, Garner 66, Stonehouse 83
   Manager Bobby Saxton
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Mike Nutton, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Peter Rhoades-Brown (12 Bryan Robson), 7 Phil Driver, 8 John Bumstead, 9 Alan Mayes, 10 David Speedie, 11 Mike Fillery
   Final Appearances Mike Nutton
   Manager John Neal

Chelsea (1) 3 Charlton Athletic (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 23rd October 1982
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 8
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 14,492
Referee: Clive Thomas (Porthcawl)
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Clive Walker, 8 John Bumstead, 9 Bryan Robson, 10 David Speedie, 11 Mike Fillery
   Scorers Bumstead 5, Pates 49, Robson 66
   Sub Not Used 12 Phil Driver
   Manager John Neal
Charlton Athletic Johns, Berry, Ferns, Mehmet (Robinson), Elliott, Scott, Harris, White, Hales, O'Sullivan, Bullivant
   Scorer Hales 32
   Manager Ken Craggs

Tranmere Rovers (1) 1 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Wednesday, 27th October 1982
Competition: Milk Cup Round 2 (Second Leg)
Venue: Prenton Park
Attendance: 4,579
Referee: Derek W Civil (Birmingham)
Tranmere Rovers Endersby, Mathias, Burgess, Parry, Powell, Williams, Mungall, Ferguson (Mooney), Kerr, Aspinall, Griffiths
   Scorer Aspinall 23
   Manager Bryan Hamilton
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Tony McAndrew, 7 Clive Walker, 8 John Bumstead, 9 Bryan Robson, 10 David Speedie, 11 Mike Fillery
   Scorers Robson 2, Robson 60
   Sub Not Used 12 Colin Lee
   Manager John Neal

Carlisle United (2) 2 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 30th October 1982
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 11
Venue: Brunton Park
Attendance: 7,141
Referee: Robert Dixon (West Kirkby)
Carlisle United Swinburne, Parker, Haigh, Ashurst, Larkin, Craig (Rushbury), Staniforth, Coughlin, Poskett, Bannon, Shoulder
   Scorers Poskett 6, Shoulder 22
   Manager Bob Stokoe
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Joey Jones, 7 Clive Walker, 8 John Bumstead, 9 Bryan Robson (12 Colin Lee), 10 David Speedie, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorer Lee 82
   Booked Jones
   Sent Off Jones
   Debut Players Joey Jones
   Manager John Neal

Chelsea (0) 0 Crystal Palace (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 6th November 1982
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 10
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 15,169
Referee: Alan Seville (Birmingham)
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Joey Jones, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Clive Walker, 8 John Bumstead, 9 Bryan Robson (12 Colin Lee), 10 David Speedie, 11 Mike Fillery
   Manager John Neal
Crystal Palace Barron, Nebbeling, Murphy, Lovell, Cannon, Hinshelwood, Giles, Hughton, Edwards, Mabbutt, Hilaire
   Manager Alan Mullery

Notts County (2) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Tuesday, 9th November 1982
Competition: Milk Cup Round 3
Venue: Meadow Lane
Attendance: 8,852
Referee: Neil Midgley (Salford)
Notts County Avramovic, Goodwin, Worthington, Hooks, Kilcline (Lahtinen), Richards, Chiedozie, Christie, McCulloch, Clarke, Mair
   Scorers Christie 26 (Pen), Hooks 45
   Booked Worthington
   Manager Howard Wilkinson
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Paul Canoville, 8 John Bumstead, 9 Colin Lee, 10 David Speedie (12 Bryan Robson), 11 Mike Fillery
   Booked Locke
   Manager John Neal

Barnsley (0) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 13th November 1982
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 11
Venue: Oakwell
Attendance: 13,286
Referee: Peter N Willis (Meadowfield)
Barnsley Horn, Joyce, Chambers, Glavin, Banks, McCarthy, Souter, Campbell, Parker, Ronson, Birch
   Scorer Glavin 67
   Manager Norman Hunter
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Gary Locke, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Peter Rhoades-Brown, 8 Bryan Robson, 9 Colin Lee, 10 David Speedie, 11 Mike Fillery
   Scorer Fillery 41
   Sent Off Locke
   Sub Not Used 12 Alan Mayes
   Manager John Neal

Chelsea (0) 1 Shrewsbury Town (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 20th November 1982
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 8,690
Referee: EA Crickmore (Plymouth)
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Gary Locke (12 Phil Driver), 3 Joey Jones, 4 Colin Pates, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Peter Rhoades-Brown, 8 John Bumstead, 9 Colin Lee, 10 David Speedie, 11 Mike Fillery
   Scorer Lee 73
   Final Appearances Gary Locke
   Manager John Neal
Shrewsbury Town Ogrizovic, Williams, Leonard, Petts (Turner), Pearson, Griffin, Cross, McLaren, Stevens, McNally, Bates
   Scorers McNally 87, Cross 89
   Manager Graham Turner

Rotherham United (0) 1 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 27th November 1982
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 16
Venue: Millmoor
Attendance: 8,793
Referee: Guy Raymond (Kirkby)
Rotherham United Mountford, Forrest, Henson, Gooding, Hughes, Green, Towner, Gow, Moore, Seasman, McBride
   Scorer Seasman 46
   Manager Emlyn Hughes
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Joey Jones, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Colin Lee, 7 Phil Driver, 8 Peter Rhoades-Brown, 9 David Speedie (12 Clive Walker), 10 Marc Falco, 11 Mike Fillery
   Debut Players Marc Falco
   Manager John Neal

Chelsea (2) 2 Burnley (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 4th December 1982
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 14
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 8,184
Referee: John E Martin (Alton)
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Joey Jones, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Colin Lee, 7 Phil Driver, 8 Peter Rhoades-Brown (12 Clive Walker), 9 David Speedie, 10 Marc Falco, 11 Mike Fillery
   Scorers Speedie 9, Droy 25
   Sent Off Lee
   Manager John Neal
Burnley Stevenson, Laws, Wharton, Cassidy, Phelan (Scott), Flynn, Dobson, Steven, Hamilton, Taylor, McGee
   Scorer Laws 45 (Pen)
   Manager Brian Miller

Middlesbrough (1) 3 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 11th December 1982
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 16
Venue: Ayresome Park
Attendance: 8,836
Referee: Arthur Robinson (Ratcliffe)
Middlesbrough Platt, Ward, Bolton, Baxter, Nattrass, Wood, Shearer, Hankin (Cochrane), Otto, Kennedy, Bell
   Scorers Otto 1, Wood 53, Shearer 78
   Manager Malcolm Allison
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Joey Jones, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Colin Lee, 7 Phil Driver, 8 Peter Rhoades-Brown (12 Clive Walker), 9 David Speedie, 10 Marc Falco, 11 Mike Fillery
   Scorer Fillery 55 (Pen)
   Final Appearances Marc Falco
   Manager John Neal

Chelsea (1) 2 Bolton Wanderers (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 18th December 1982
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 14
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 6,903
Referee: Roger G Milford (Bristol)
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Joey Jones, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Gary Chivers, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Phil Driver (12 Clive Walker), 8 John Bumstead, 9 David Speedie, 10 Alan Mayes, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorers Deakin (O.G) 34, Pates 55
   Manager John Neal
Bolton Wanderers McDonagh, Berry, Deakin, Henry, Jones, Doyle, Chandler, Whatmore, Foster, Hoggan, Thompson
   Scorer Henry 56
   Manager John McGovern

Queens Park Rangers (1) 1 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Monday, 27th December 1982
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 12
Venue: Loftus Road
Attendance: 23,744
Referee: Dennis A Hedges (Oxford)
Queens Park Rangers Hucker, O'Connor, Dawes, Roeder, Hazell, Fenwick, Micklewhite (Burke 73), Sealy, Allen, Stewart, Gregory
   Scorer Sealy 23
   Manager Terry Venables
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Joey Jones, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Gary Chivers, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Clive Walker, 8 John Bumstead, 9 David Speedie, 10 Alan Mayes, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorers Walker 29, Speedie 54
   Sub Not Used 12 Mike Fillery
   Manager John Neal

Chelsea (0) 0 Fulham (0) 0

Date: Tuesday, 28th December 1982
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 11
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 29,797
Referee: Brian Hill (Kettering)
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Joey Jones, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Gary Chivers, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Clive Walker, 8 John Bumstead, 9 David Speedie, 10 Alan Mayes (12 Mike Fillery 77), 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Manager John Neal
Fulham Peyton, Hopkins, Lock, O'Driscoll, Brown, Gale, Davies, Wilson, Coney, Houghton, Lewington
   Manager Malcolm MacDonald

Shrewsbury Town (0) 2 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 1st January 1983
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 15
Venue: Gay Meadow
Attendance: 7,545
Referee: Keith A Cooper (Pontypridd)
Shrewsbury Town Ogrizovic, Williams, Johnson, Petts, Pearson, Griffin, Cross (Bates), McLaren, Brown, McNally, Stevens
   Scorers Stevens 62, Brown 67
   Manager Graham Turner
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Joey Jones, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Gary Chivers, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Clive Walker (12 Colin Lee), 8 John Bumstead, 9 David Speedie, 10 Mike Fillery, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Sent Off Hutchings 54
   Manager John Neal

Leicester City (1) 3 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Monday, 3rd January 1983
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 15
Venue: Filbert Street
Attendance: 13,745
Referee: Trelford Mills (Barnsley)
Leicester City Wallington, Ramsey, Williams, MacDonald, May, O'Neill, R Smith, Lineker, A Smith, Kelly (Lynex), Wilson
   Scorers Lineker 30, A Smith 60, Lineker 89
   Manager Gordon Milne
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Joey Jones, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Gary Chivers, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Clive Walker, 8 John Bumstead, 9 David Speedie, 10 Mike Fillery, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown (12 Colin Lee)
   Manager John Neal

Huddersfield Town (1) 1 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 8th January 1983
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 3
Venue: Leeds Road
Attendance: 17,064
Referee: Neil Midgley (Salford)
Huddersfield Town Cox, Brown, Burke, Stanton, Sutton, Hanvey, Lillis, Doyle, Russell, Wilson, Cowling
   Scorer Stanton 24
   Manager Mike Buxton
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Colin Lee, 3 Joey Jones, 4 Gary Chivers, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Mike Fillery, 8 John Bumstead, 9 David Speedie (12 Clive Walker), 10 Alan Mayes, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorer Mayes 59
   Manager John Neal

Chelsea (0) 2 Huddersfield Town (0) 0

Date: Wednesday, 12th January 1983
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 3 (replay)
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 14,417
Referee: Neil Midgley (Salford)
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Colin Lee, 3 Joey Jones, 4 Gary Chivers, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Mike Fillery, 8 John Bumstead, 9 David Speedie, 10 Alan Mayes, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorers Bumstead 79, Fillery 86
   Sub Not Used 12 Clive Walker
   Manager John Neal
Huddersfield Town Cox, Brown, Burke, Stanton, Sutton, Hanvey, Lillis, Doyle (Pugh), Russell, Wilson, Cowling
   Manager Mike Buxton

Chelsea (2) 6 Cambridge United (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 15th January 1983
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 12
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 7,808
Referee: Brian T Stevens (Stonehouse)
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Colin Lee, 3 Joey Jones, 4 Gary Chivers, 5 Colin Pates, 6 Kevin Hales, 7 Mike Fillery, 8 John Bumstead (12 Clive Walker), 9 David Speedie, 10 Alan Mayes, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorers Jones 40, Fillery 44, Fillery 60, Bumstead 63, Murray (O.G) 65, Mayes 80
   Manager John Neal
Cambridge United Webster, Donaldson, Murray, Turner (Nicholls), Fallon, O'Neill, Cartwright, Sinton, Finney, Mayo, Fisher
   Manager John Docherty

Wolverhampton Wanderers (1) 2 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 22nd January 1983
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 14
Venue: Molineux
Attendance: 19,533
Referee: Trevor A Jones (Macclesfield)
Wolverhampton Wanderers Burridge, Humphrey, Palmer, Smith, Pender, Dodd, Hibbitt, Clarke, Gray, Eves, Matthews
   Scorers Eves 5, Clarke 73
   Manager Graham Hawkins
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Colin Lee, 3 Joey Jones, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Colin Pates, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Mike Fillery, 8 Kevin Hales, 9 David Speedie (12 Clive Walker 73), 10 Alan Mayes, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorer Pates 38
   Manager John Neal

Derby County (1) 2 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 29th January 1983
Competition: F.A. Cup Round 4
Venue: Baseball Ground
Attendance: 23,383
Referee: Alf Grey (Gorleston-On-Sea)
Derby County Cherry, Barton, Foster, Powell, Attley, Brolly, Swindlehurst, McAlle, Mills, Wilson, Hill
   Scorers Wilson 20, Wilson 89
   Sub Not Used Skivington
   Manager Peter Thomas Taylor
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Colin Lee, 3 Joey Jones, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Micky Droy (12 Clive Walker 38), 6 Colin Pates, 7 Mike Fillery, 8 Kevin Hales, 9 David Speedie, 10 Alan Mayes, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorer Fillery 80
   Manager John Neal

Chelsea (1) 1 Derby County (2) 3

Date: Saturday, 5th February 1983
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 15
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 8,661
Referee: Jim Borrett (Eye)
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Colin Lee, 3 Joey Jones, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Colin Pates, 6 Gary Chivers, 7 Mike Fillery, 8 Bryan Robson, 9 David Speedie, 10 Clive Walker, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown (12 Phil Driver 72)
   Scorer Pates 32
   Booked Speedie
   Manager John Neal
Derby County Cherry, Barton, Attley, Gemmill, Powell, Futcher, Brolly, Davison, Wilson, Swindlehurst, Mills
   Scorers Francis (O.G) 3, Bumstead (O.G) 30, Gemmill 54 (Pen)
   Sub Not Used Foster
   Manager Peter Thomas Taylor

Grimsby Town (2) 2 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 12th February 1983
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 15
Venue: Blundell Park
Attendance: 6,711
Referee: Derek Owen (Wirral)
Grimsby Town Batch, D Moore, Crombie, Waters, Cooper, K Moore, Ford, Cummings, Drinkell, Bonnyman, O'Dell
   Scorers Drinkell 5, Drinkell 19
   Manager David Booth
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Joey Jones, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Phil Driver, 5 Colin Lee, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Mike Fillery, 8 Clive Walker, 9 David Speedie, 10 Alan Mayes, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorer Mayes 38
   Sub Not Used 12 Bryan Robson
   Penalty Missed Fillery (Hit post)
   Manager John Neal

Leeds United (1) 3 Chelsea (1) 3

Date: Saturday, 19th February 1983
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 15
Venue: Elland Road
Attendance: 19,365
Referee: Ken A Redfern (Whitley Bay)
Leeds United Lukic, Aspin, E Gray, Sheridan, Hart, Dickinson, Thomas (Hird), Connor, Butterworth, F Gray, Graham
   Scorers Butterworth 35, F Gray 77 (Pen), Graham 79
   Booked Hart
   Manager Eddie Gray
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Colin Lee, 3 Joey Jones, 4 Phil Driver (12 Gary Chivers), 5 Chris Hutchings, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Mike Fillery, 8 Clive Walker, 9 David Speedie, 10 Alan Mayes, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorers Walker 21, Fillery 51 (Pen), E Gray (O.G) 90
   Booked Rhoades-Brown, Speedie
   Manager John Neal

Chelsea (1) 2 Blackburn Rovers (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 26th February 1983
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 6,982
Referee: David Letts (Aldershot)
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Gary Chivers, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Phil Driver, 5 Colin Lee, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Mike Fillery, 8 Clive Walker, 9 David Speedie, 10 Alan Mayes, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorers Walker 31, Rhoades-Brown 65
   Sub Not Used 12 Keith Jones
   Manager John Neal
Blackburn Rovers O'Keefe, Branagan (Bell), Rathbone, Lowey, Mail, Fazackerley, Miller, Arnott, Hamilton, Garner, Brotherston
   Manager Bobby Saxton

Charlton Athletic (2) 5 Chelsea (0) 2

Date: Saturday, 5th March 1983
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 14
Venue: The Valley
Attendance: 11,211
Referee: Alf Grey (Great Yarmouth)
Charlton Athletic Johns, Curtis, Aizlewood, Gritt, Smith, Berry, Simonsen, Harris, Hales, Bullivant, Robinson
   Scorers Bullivant 37, Smith 42, Pates (O.G) 61, Simonsen 65, Simonsen 69
   Manager Lennie Lawrence
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Joey Jones, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Phil Driver, 5 Colin Lee (12 John Bumstead), 6 Colin Pates, 7 Mike Fillery, 8 Clive Walker, 9 David Speedie, 10 Bryan Robson, 11 Paul Canoville
   Scorers Robson 50, Lee 57
   Final Appearances Bryan Robson
   Manager John Neal

Chelsea (2) 4 Carlisle United (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 12th March 1983
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 6,667
Referee: Michael L James (Horsham)
Chelsea 1 Bob Iles, 2 Joey Jones, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Gary Chivers, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Mike Fillery, 8 Clive Walker, 9 David Speedie, 10 Alan Mayes, 11 Paul Canoville
   Scorers Walker 29, Bumstead 44, Canoville 55, Canoville 89
   Sub Not Used 12 Keith Jones
   Manager John Neal
Carlisle United Swinburne, Parker, Haigh, Coughlin, Rushbury, Houghton (Larkin), Staniforth, Craig, Lee, Bannon, Shoulder
   Scorers Shoulder 18 (Pen), Haigh 62
   Manager Bob Stokoe

Crystal Palace (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 19th March 1983
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 13
Venue: Selhurst Park
Attendance: 13,437
Referee: Lester C Shapter (Torquay)
Crystal Palace Fry, Locke, Murphy, Nebbeling, Cannon, Hinshelwood, Brown, Hughton, Jones, Giles, Hilaire
   Manager Alan Mullery
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Joey Jones, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Colin Lee, 5 Gary Chivers, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Mike Fillery, 8 Clive Walker, 9 David Speedie, 10 Peter Rhoades-Brown, 11 Paul Canoville
   Sub Not Used 12 Mike Nutton
   Manager John Neal

Chelsea (0) 0 Barnsley (1) 3

Date: Saturday, 26th March 1983
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 14
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 7,223
Referee: Howard W King (Merthyr Tydfil)
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Colin Lee, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 John Bumstead, 5 Gary Chivers, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Kevin Hales, 8 Clive Walker (12 Keith Jones), 9 David Speedie, 10 Peter Rhoades-Brown, 11 Paul Canoville
   Debut Players Keith Jones
   Final Appearances Kevin Hales
   Manager John Neal
Barnsley Pierce, Joyce, Chambers, McGuire, Banks, McCarthy, Law, Parker, Ronson, Cunningham, Birch
   Scorers Hales (O.G) 16, Cunningham 50, Parker 60
   Manager Norman Hunter

Fulham (1) 1 Chelsea (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 2nd April 1983
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 13
Venue: Craven Cottage
Attendance: 15,249
Referee: David Axcell (Southend)
Fulham Peyton, Hopkins, Lock, O'Driscoll, Brown, Gale, Davies, Wilson, Coney, Houghton, Lewington
   Scorer Lock 21
   Sub Not Used McDermott
   Manager Malcolm MacDonald
Chelsea 1 Bob Iles, 2 Joey Jones, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Colin Lee, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Mike Fillery, 8 John Bumstead, 9 David Speedie, 10 Peter Rhoades-Brown, 11 Paul Canoville
   Scorer Canoville 19
   Sub Not Used 12 Alan Mayes
   Manager John Neal

Chelsea (0) 0 Queens Park Rangers (1) 2

Date: Monday, 4th April 1983
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 13
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 20,821
Referee: John E Martin (Alton)
Chelsea 1 Bob Iles, 2 Joey Jones, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Colin Lee, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Mike Fillery, 8 John Bumstead, 9 David Speedie, 10 Peter Rhoades-Brown (12 Alan Mayes 69), 11 Paul Canoville
   Booked Fillery
   Sent Off Fillery 90
   Manager John Neal
Queens Park Rangers Hucker, Neill, Dawes, Waddock, Hazell, Fenwick, Wicks, Sealy (Allen 87), Stainrod, Flanaghan, Gregory
   Scorers Gregory 39, Sealy 51
   Manager Terry Venables

Oldham Athletic (1) 2 Chelsea (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 9th April 1983
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 15
Venue: Boundary Park
Attendance: 4,923
Referee: Maurice Robinson (Sutton Coldfield)
Oldham Athletic Goram, Sinclair (Hudson), Ryan, Bowden, Clements, Anderson, Wylde, Atkinson, McDonough, Henry, Palmer
   Scorers Wylde 31, Ryan 78
   Manager Joe Royle
Chelsea 1 Bob Iles, 2 Joey Jones, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Colin Lee, 5 Paul Williams, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Mike Fillery, 8 Alan Mayes, 9 David Speedie, 10 Paul Canoville, 11 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Scorers Fillery 30 (Pen), Fillery 61
   Sub Not Used 12 Keith Jones
   Debut Players Paul Williams
   Final Appearances Paul Williams
   Manager John Neal

Chelsea (0) 0 Newcastle United (1) 2

Date: Saturday, 16th April 1983
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 13,446
Referee: Eric A Read (Bristol)
Chelsea 1 Bob Iles, 2 Joey Jones, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Colin Lee, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Mike Fillery, 8 John Bumstead, 9 Alan Mayes, 10 Peter Rhoades-Brown, 11 Paul Canoville (12 Keith Jones)
   Final Appearances Bob Iles
   Manager John Neal
Newcastle United Carr, Anderson, Wharton, McCreery, Clarke, Carney, Keegan, McDonald, Varadi, McDermott, Waddle
   Scorers Keegan 19 (Pen), Varadi 78
   Manager Arthur Cox

Burnley (1) 3 Chelsea (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 23rd April 1983
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 20
Venue: Turf Moor
Attendance: 7,393
Referee: Mike G Peck (Kendal)
Burnley Stevenson, Laws, Donachie, Phelan, Dobson, Flynn, Cassidy, Steven, Hamilton, Donovan, Scott
   Scorers Hamilton 24, Donovan 65 (Pen), Hamilton 80
   Manager Frank Casper
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Joey Jones, 3 Gary Chivers, 4 Colin Lee, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Colin Pates, 7 David Speedie, 8 John Bumstead, 9 Alan Mayes (12 Phil Driver), 10 Peter Rhoades-Brown, 11 Paul Canoville
   Final Appearances Alan Mayes, Phil Driver
   Manager John Neal

Chelsea (1) 1 Rotherham United (1) 1

Date: Saturday, 30th April 1983
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 20
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 8,674
Referee: Martin J Bodenham (Brighton)
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Joey Jones (12 Paul Canoville 51), 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Gary Chivers, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Mike Fillery, 8 David Speedie, 9 Colin Lee, 10 John Bumstead, 11 Clive Walker
   Scorer Walker 29
   Manager John Neal
Rotherham United Conroy, Forrest, Friar, Gow, Stancliffe, Johnson, Arnott, Seasman (McEwan 45), Moore, Mitchell, McBride
   Scorer Arnott 15
   Manager George Kerr

Chelsea (1) 1 Sheffield Wednesday (0) 1

Date: Monday, 2nd May 1983
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 19
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 10,462
Referee: Tony R Glasson (Salisbury)
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Joey Jones, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Gary Chivers, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Mike Fillery, 8 David Speedie, 9 Colin Lee, 10 John Bumstead, 11 Clive Walker
   Scorer Speedie 24
   Sub Not Used 12 Alan Mayes
   Manager John Neal
Sheffield Wednesday Bolder, Sterland, Williamson, Smith, Lyons, Shelton, Megson, Mills, Bannister, McCulloch, Heard
   Scorer Bannister 67
   Manager Jack Charlton

Bolton Wanderers (0) 0 Chelsea (0) 1

Date: Saturday, 7th May 1983
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 14
Venue: Burnden Park
Attendance: 8,687
Referee: Terry Holbrook (Wolverhampton)
Bolton Wanderers McDonagh, Whitworth, Deakin, Gray, McElhinney, Doyle, Joyce, Rudge, Moores, Hoggan, Borrows (Chandler)
   Manager John McGovern
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Joey Jones, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Gary Chivers, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Mike Fillery, 8 John Bumstead, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Paul Canoville, 11 Clive Walker
   Scorer Walker 72
   Sub Not Used 12 Peter Rhoades-Brown
   Manager John Neal

Chelsea (0) 0 Middlesbrough (0) 0

Date: Saturday, 14th May 1983
Competition: Football League Division 2     Position 17
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Attendance: 19,340
Referee: Ken W Baker (Rugby)
Chelsea 1 Steve Francis, 2 Joey Jones, 3 Chris Hutchings, 4 Gary Chivers, 5 Micky Droy, 6 Colin Pates, 7 Mike Fillery, 8 John Bumstead, 9 Colin Lee, 10 Paul Canoville, 11 Clive Walker
   Final Appearances Gary Chivers, Mike Fillery
   Manager John Neal
Middlesbrough O'Hanlon, Nattrass, Hamilton, Baxter, Mowbray, Otto, Ward, Currie, Wood, McDonald, Bell
   Manager Malcolm Allison